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Broks Brothers 2 button

post #1 of 12
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I have recently aquired a 2-button Brooks Brothers suit which is a two button but the lapel rolls down over the top buton, much like on some 3-buton suits, leaving the button hidden. how should his jacket be buttoned? is it not meant to be? Surely you're not supposed to button the bottom button.
post #2 of 12
Just the top one.
post #3 of 12
j, I really liked your old avatar.
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j, I really liked your old avatar.
Sorry, you can go visit it in this thread. I get bored rather quickly, but it will probably be back someday.
post #5 of 12
Button the middle of the three. Leave the top button hidden beneath the lapel. And never button the bottom button. This lapel roll is standard Brooks Brothers.
post #6 of 12
This jacket is known as the 3-button sack. The top button is never fastened. Compare this what Brooks Brothers calls the "3-button Classic" which does not have the top button roll over and which the top and middle button can be fastened.
post #7 of 12
john, enc, the suit he has is a two-button, not a three-button... I am quite baffled, myself. I think you should just button the top button (as you probably have been). I am interested to see what one would look like. I am sure it is not that uncommon amongst the more knowledged forum members, but I am curious what it is called, its history, its function etc. etc.... Manton? )
post #8 of 12
Brian, Thanks for the correction. I did not read the original post correctly. It sounds like the lapels may have been pressed out of their original correct position. The top button a BB 2-button should never be rolled over.
post #9 of 12
I'm sure the lapel is just out of shape or never had much shape to begin with. I don't think anyone in his right mind would design a suit with just the bottom button (of 2) functional, least of all a conservative outfit like BB.
post #10 of 12
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I'm sure the lapel is just out of shape or never had much shape to begin with. I don't think anyone in his right mind would design a suit with just the bottom button (of 2) functional, least of all a conservative outfit like BB.
True: re. lapel. But Brooks has been doing some very "unconservative" things of late.
post #11 of 12
The collar is attached too short, which makes the lapel roll farther down that it was intended. If it was a used suit, the colllar was probably shortened for the previous client, if it is new, take it back and exchange it.
post #12 of 12
Sorry I misread the original post. Good catch, Brian.
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